The story of Alexia Putellas, Barcelona’s new idol to replace Lionel Messi

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“Because of this woman, El Barca fans have forgotten Messi. Who is he?”

1NEWS – Departure Lionel Messi from Barcelona it hurts a lot of fans. But, almost a year later, Camp Nou already have a replacement. He’s not a king, he’s a football queen. his name, Alexia Putellas.

When La Pulga said goodbye tearfully and suddenly, there was a huge void at the Camp Nou. Barcelona fans no longer have the passion to come to the stadium. Moreover, the departure of La Pulga proved to have changed the way Barcelona played Ronald Koeman untidy.

But, slowly and surely, everything changed. Not because of coming Xavi Hernandezbut a lunge Barcelona Femeni outstanding.

With all its prowess, the Barcelona women’s team was transformed into a “super team”. And, Alexia turned into a new idol. Without further ado, he took on the mantle of Messi’s greatness as a humble club hero. Now, his picture is everywhere in Barcelona, ​​replacing Messi.

The parks and fields were full of boys and girls wearing jerseys that read “Alexia”. His photos can also be found on billboards and kiosks around the Camp Nou. The club’s social media channels have even started referring to the 27-year-old as “His Majesty”.

And, it’s easy to see why. Alexia is pride Catalonia the new one. She is a local girl who does good for her area.

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Unlike Messi, Alexia is not always the best player in the world. He was not a destined superstar from a young age. She had to fight to reach the top through a long and winding journey in women’s football.

Alexia did spend one season at Barcelona as a junior player. However, his senior debut actually took place at a city rival club, Spain. Alexia also spent one season at Levante. Finally, he returned to his old home in Barcelona in 2012.

His talent was obvious. But, does she have the temperament and tenacity to become one of the world’s best female midfielders? “I played against Alexia when she was very young,” said the former Arsenal Women’s goalkeeper, Emma Byrnewho now works for Barca TV.

“Technically it was always good. But, he never had the pace and the physicality. And, in Champions League games, he often disappeared. But, over the last two years, he’s just gone up to another level because he’s worked so hard. Now he’s faster, he’s stronger, he’s more experienced and he’s very competitive.”

“Alexis has been a true leader at Barcelona. And that’s why he deserves to be a winner Ballon d’Or last year,” Byrne said.

No one dares to argue that Alexia is now the best female player in the world. The statistics speak for themselves. The 2020/2021 season, he scored an incredible 37 goals from midfield. At the same time, she also made 27 assists as Barcelona plus won La Liga Femina, Copa de la Reina and Women’s Champions League.

Amazingly, he and Barcelona are very ready to repeat that feat in the 2021/2022 season. The domestic doubles title looks certain as it has been secured without losing a single game.

Now, Barcelona is waiting for the final match Women’s Champions League second in a row after getting rid of VfL Wolfsburg in the semifinals. The determination of the winner of the tournament will take place at Juventus Stadium, Turin, Sunday (22/5/2022) early morning WIB. Barcelona will be up against the collector of seven trophies, Lyon Feminine.

So, it’s worth waiting for whether Barcelona fans will completely forget about Messi or not. And, it will depend a lot on winning in the 2021/2022 Women’s Champions League.

(diaz alvioriki/you)